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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Torrance, CA

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Torrance, CA offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.


Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.


Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.


Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.


Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.


We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.


Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.


If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level


We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

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SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are manufactured in-house and arrive new or restored to factory specifications
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.


High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.


When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

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Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.


Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
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When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.


With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Torrance, CA, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.


We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Torrance, CA, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.


You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.


Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.




Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Torrance, CA. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.



Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.



Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.



When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.


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Latest News in Torrance, CA

The City of Torrance Celebrates the Long-Awaited Return of the Armed Forces Day Parade After Three-Year Hiatus

Photo By Spc. Mebea Demelash | The Joint Sevices Color Guard, leads the Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade in Torrance,... read moreTorrance, Calif. -- The city of Torrance came alive as residents and visitors gathered to commemorate the 61st annual Torrance Armed Forces Day...

Photo By Spc. Mebea Demelash | The Joint Sevices Color Guard, leads the Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade in Torrance,... read more

Torrance, Calif. -- The city of Torrance came alive as residents and visitors gathered to commemorate the 61st annual Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade on May 20, 2023.

The event makes its return after three years due to the global pandemic. It pays tribute to the brave men and women who have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces and is the nation’s longest-running military parade sponsored by any city.

The parade dates back to 1960 and has become a cherished tradition within the community, drawing spectators from all walks of life. Families, veterans, and local organizations lined the streets of Torrance Boulevard to honor and observe our country’s heritage.

“It’s been a few years,” said Emmett Miller, the parade announcer from ABC News. “But we’re back with flying colors.”

Historically, the parade is led by a prologue, which includes the Torrance Mounted Posse, followed by the Grand Marshall, the Official Reviewing Officer of the parade. This year's honorary branch is given to the U.S. Coast Guard, accompanied by Celebrity Grand Mashall Mr. Beau Bridges, a USCG veteran.

Following closely behind were representatives from all military branches, including the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and Coast Guard, with each branch showcasing its distinctive uniforms, equipment, and vehicles, evoking a sense of pride and admiration from the crowd.

There is also an oath of enlistment ceremony, where the Grand Marshall swears in future service members into the Armed Forces. Approximately 500 recruits were sworn in today.

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 300th Army Band from Bell, Calif., also marched in the parade, playing the Army Song.

Furthermore, the parade welcomed several honored veterans, including World War Ⅱ veterans from all military branches ranging from 94 to 105 years old, according to Miller.

Vietnam veterans were also celebrated and honored. During the parade, they showcased a Dustoff helicopter used in the war.

“I was an Army Engineer, and I got in those things as much as I possibly could because I loved them,” said U.S. Army Veteran and President of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1024 from Orange, Calif., Dennis Phelps. “Without these helicopters in Vietnam, there would be over a 100,000 names on the wall in Washington, D.C., these things saved lives.”

The Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade holds a special place in the hearts of all participants and spectators, serving as a unifying event that brings the community together. It fosters a sense of appreciation for the armed forces and allows citizens to demonstrate their support for those who have dedicated their lives to defending the nation.

“Proud to be an American, proud to be a veteran,” said Phelps. “My uniform days are over, but my veteran days are forever.”

Beloved Spires Restaurant in Torrance closing after an almost 50-year run

Spires Restaurant in Torrance, which has served as a gathering place for families and seniors for almost 50 years, will close to make way for two new eateries.Spires’s last day is Friday, May 26.Property owner Plaza Del Amo Properties, LLC, applied and received approval from the Torrance Planning Commission in August for a conditional use permit to build a two-tenant restaurant with outdoor dining a...

Spires Restaurant in Torrance, which has served as a gathering place for families and seniors for almost 50 years, will close to make way for two new eateries.

Spires’s last day is Friday, May 26.

Property owner Plaza Del Amo Properties, LLC, applied and received approval from the Torrance Planning Commission in August for a conditional use permit to build a two-tenant restaurant with outdoor dining at 21107 Hawthorne Blvd., where Spires is currently located.

The building that houses the restaurant will be demolished and two 2,479-square foot restaurants, each with 495-square foot outdoor dining areas, will take its place. At this time, no tenants have been identified by the property owner.

In the last few weeks, waves of regulars and occasional diners have streamed in to eat at Spires one last time before it permanently closes at 2 p.m. Friday. Many have brought flowers, balloons and cards to show the staff there their appreciation. Some have even inquired about purchasing the restaurant’s interior decor as a keepsake.

Among the grieving customers was Evelyn Dunn.

“It just breaks my heart that they can’t keep something that’s one of the few old-fashioned, what would you call, coffee house kind of family restaurants,” Dunn said recently, “in the sea of all of these fancy places that you can’t afford anymore.”

The 76-year-old resident has been a regular at the restaurant since it opened in 1977. She found its American diner-style menu high quality and reasonably priced.

After her kids were born, Dunn started taking them to eat at Spires as well, where the family often ran into her colleagues and neighbors, she said. Over time, they have developed a close relationship with other customers and staff at the restaurant.

“We’re all kind of like family,” Dunn said.

She recalled an incident where she ordered a vegetable soup from Spires while recovering at a hospital close to the restaurant, and the food came back with get-well messages written on its bag. When her grandson was born, a waitress from the restaurant visited him at the hospital, she said.

“It’s all the good stuff that we kind of miss in this world today. People touch each other, talk to each other and find out about their families,” Dunn said. “It’s just a wonderful experience.”

Restaurant owner Chris Haretakis, who has run the business for more than 30 years, said Spires has become a sort of “second home” to many customers.

“I’ve seen many generations of people grow up here. I’ve seen people get married, have kids, their kids grow up, and then they have kids,” Haretakis said. “The customers are family, the same as my staff is my family.”

Some of them have made it a habit to eat at the restaurant for breakfast and dinner every day. They even made it a point to call Haretakis to make sure there’s no hard feelings when unforeseen circumstances prevented them from coming in, he said.

“Every day I come to work, I recognize about 85% of the customers. They’re like either daily or (there) 3, 4 times a week,” Haretakis said. “And I think the reason we were able to maintain that loyal following is because it’s like a familiarity. People, when they come, they see the same friendly faces that they recognize and they feel comfortable.”

There are around 20 employees at the restaurant, Haretakis said. He said he hopes to migrate as many of them to another Spires restaurant about 3.5 miles away. That location, 1750 Sepulveda Blvd., will be the only remaining Spires branch in Torrance after Haretakis’s restaurant closes.

“It’s the old chicken and the egg syndrome,” Haretakis said. “Basically, if we can get business over there, then we can support bringing some staff from here to there, that’s our goal.”

Victor Sanchez, a manager at the restaurant, said it will be hard to say goodbye.

“A lot of familiar faces the whole seven years that I’ve been working here,” he said.

The restaurant is part of the small Spires chain that was founded in 1965. Greek immigrant John Haretakis, Chris Haretakis’s uncle, founded the first diner on the corner of Euclid Street and Ball Road in Anaheim.

From there, the elder Haretakis went on to open more than 30 locations in Southern California and even parts of Texas. But over the years, as locations and demographics changed, the number of Spires restaurants narrowed, the younger Haretakis said. A Long Beach branch shut down in 2019 to make way for a Starbucks and a Jack in the Box.

There are several other Spires in the area, though, including in Carson, Lawndale, Long Beach, Ontario and Tustin.

Family-friendly American diners like Spires are losing their appeal to fast-food joints, Haretakis said, as more young clientele choose convenience and speed over traditional dining.

“It’s sad,” Haretakis said, “but at the same time, we’ve had a great run here.”

The Best Beaches Near Torrance, California: A Guide to Surf, Sun, and Fun

If you're looking for a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, look no further than the beaches near Torrance, California. Located just south of LA, these beaches offer sun, sand, and surf, making them a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. In this guide, we'll explore the best beaches near Torrance, their unique highlights, parking and accessibility options, and interesting history.Let's start with the beach closest to Torrance: Torrance Beach. This long, wide beach is perfect for swimming, surfing, a...

If you're looking for a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, look no further than the beaches near Torrance, California. Located just south of LA, these beaches offer sun, sand, and surf, making them a popular destination for locals and tourists alike. In this guide, we'll explore the best beaches near Torrance, their unique highlights, parking and accessibility options, and interesting history.

Let's start with the beach closest to Torrance: Torrance Beach. This long, wide beach is perfect for swimming, surfing, and sunbathing. The beach is situated between the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Redondo Beach and has plenty of parking spaces. There is also a large park area with restrooms, showers, and picnic tables. If you want to catch some waves, you can rent surfboards and wetsuits from local surf shops.

Just a short drive down the coast, you'll find Redondo Beach. This is a popular spot for swimming, sunbathing, and fishing. The beach features a large pier with shops and restaurants, making it a perfect spot for a day trip. You can also rent bicycles and ride along the scenic strand that runs along the beach.

Hermosa Beach is a little further down the coast but is well worth the extra drive. This beach is known for its lively atmosphere, with plenty of bars, restaurants, and shops lining the beachfront. The beach itself is perfect for swimming, surfing, and sunbathing, and there is a large pier with a performance stage and an aquarium. There are also beach volleyball courts and bike paths for those who want to stay active.

Finally, we have Manhattan Beach, the furthest from Torrance, but still only a short drive away. This beach is known for its wide, sandy shorelines, perfect for sunbathing and beach games. The beach also has a long pier with restaurants and shops, making it a great spot to grab a bite to eat. There are also plenty of amenities, including restrooms, showers, and parking.

In conclusion, the beaches near Torrance, California, offer something for everyone. Whether you're looking to swim, surf, sunbathe, or simply enjoy the view, these beaches are the perfect escape from the city. With ample parking, plenty of amenities, and interesting history, these beaches are well worth a visit.

The South Bay’s Best Pastrami Sandwich Hides in a Torrance Strip Mall

LosLos Angeles has long been blessed with terrific Jewish deli food, from the famous number 19 at Langer’s to the towering Black Forest Reuben at Brent’s to the ...

LosLos Angeles has long been blessed with terrific Jewish deli food, from the famous number 19 at Langer’s to the towering Black Forest Reuben at Brent’s to the crisp pickle plate at Nate n’ Al. But just south of LA in the city of Torrance, there are the lesser known — but equally essential — sandwiches at New York Deli. Cut diagonally and built thick in the middle with about five ounces of peppery-cured brisket, this pastrami has been fulfilling cravings for those far away from the most famous Southern California delis for the past 38 years.

Jewish delis have had to battle changing tastes over the generations. Movements away from carby, meaty lunches to grab-and-go salads and bowls over the past few decades have meant slower times for restaurants that rely on sit-down diners. A 2009 book called Save the Deli by David Sax chronicled the existential threat posed to the industry, which still looms large. In recent years, the 95-year-old Greenblatt’s Deli in West Hollywood and 47-year-old Izzy’s Deli in Santa Monica closed permanently.

But through it all, New York Deli, located in a generic Sepulveda Boulevard strip mall, has served classic deli sandwiches in a dining room that looks like it hasn’t changed since the days of Cheers, with black and white photos of long-gone Hollywood stars, lattice white fencing placed haphazardly on the walls, and hanging wire lights. Filled mostly with quiet retirees and folks looking for an affordable lunch without the fuss, glass-topped tables and cushioned metal chairs give the feeling of a ’90s ballroom, complete with a wet bar station that no one congregates around anymore.

Opened by the Temory family, who hails from Afghanistan, in 1985, founder Omar, his wife Kamila, and son Leo continue to operate to run the New York Deli every day. Though they declined to return multiple requests for comment, it’s a welcome sight to see owners engaged in keeping regular customers happy. New York Deli’s excellence hasn’t escaped local South Bay publication the Daily Breeze, which has written numerous articles about the restaurant and named it a Reader’s Choice from 2014 to 2017. But outside of the South Bay, New York Deli doesn’t receive much media attention, which is fine because the sandwiches speak for themselves.

The Reuben ($17-18) in particular stands as an exercise in perfect proportions, with tender, beefy pastrami or corned beef topped with crunchy sauerkraut. A thin slice of Swiss cheese melts between the fermented cabbage and sliced meat, the latter stacked with such skill that the cross-cut looks like the whirls of a fingerprint. Griddled rye bread keeps everything together until the last morsel. Elsewhere on the menu, untoasted sky-high sandwiches ($14-15) come with a choice of meat, mound of crisp coleslaw, Russian dressing, and Swiss cheese for a solid rendition of Langer’s number 19.

The real highlight though might be the matzo ball soup, large enough for two or even three people to share with a fist-sized globe of glorious soaked carbohydrates surrounded by a deeply rich chicken broth. A few noodle strands, chicken chunks, and diced carrots keep every slurp interesting, and for $10 this bowl is a meal unto itself.

Not everything on the menu, however, is a hit. Those ordering bagels and lox ($18) might be slightly disappointed. Served with canned black olives and capers, the over-salted lox at New York Deli looks like it might’ve been sitting in a package for a while. But what the lox lacks the potato pancakes ($11) make up for. Shaped nearly five inches in diameter and sporting a gorgeous dark brown fried color, they work as a delicious, comforting starter, especially when topped with a blend of sour cream and applesauce. Just be sure to come in early as the latkes tend to sell out.

At New York Deli, the portions are hefty, the service is quick, and the parking is easy enough before noon. There’s a reason why this formula has retained its fans for more than a generation, and why this Jewish deli resists the passing of time. While younger folks and social media mavens haven’t caught on to its charms, those who are in the know show up before the lunch rush for one of the best pastrami sandwiches in the greater LA area.

New York Deli is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 2424 Sepulveda Boulevard, Suite 4335, Torrance, CA 90501. Closed Sunday.

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NAI Arranges $6.7 Million Sale of Retail Center in Torrance, California

Torrance, Calif. — NAI Capital Commercial has brokered the $6.7 million sale of Sylvia Square, a retail strip center located in Torrance. Built in 1974, the property comprises 15,234 square feet. Sheri Messerlian and David Shaby of NAI represented the seller, an entity doing business as Sylvia Square Properties LLC, and the buyer, Benecia Avenue LLC, in the transaction.Hingham, Mass. — Newmark has brokered the $45.2 million sale of Lincoln Plaza, a 127,505-square-foot shopping center locat...

Torrance, Calif. — NAI Capital Commercial has brokered the $6.7 million sale of Sylvia Square, a retail strip center located in Torrance. Built in 1974, the property comprises 15,234 square feet. Sheri Messerlian and David Shaby of NAI represented the seller, an entity doing business as Sylvia Square Properties LLC, and the buyer, Benecia Avenue LLC, in the transaction.

Hingham, Mass. — Newmark has brokered the $45.2 million sale of Lincoln Plaza, a 127,505-square-foot shopping center located in Hingham, approximately 20 miles outside Boston. A 68,087-square-foot Stop & Shop grocery store and a 31,882-square-foot Marshalls anchor the center, which was 99 percent leased at the time of sale. Robert Griffin, Jon Martin, Paul Penman and Matthew Adler of Newmark represented the seller, AEW, in the transaction and procured the buyer, a subsidiary of Jumbo Capital Inc. Casey O’Brien and Connor Scott of Newmark provided financial analysis support for the deal.

New York City — Global Net Lease (NYSE: GNL) and The Necessity Retail REIT (NASDAQ: RTL) have entered into a merger agreement under which GNL will acquire RTL in an all-stock transaction. The combined company is expected to own and manage over 1,350 properties with an aggregate real estate asset value of approximately $9.6 billion.

Under terms of the merger agreement, GNL stockholders are expected to own approximately 45 percent of GNL post-closing, RTL stockholders are expected to own about 39 percent, and the owner of the former external manager are expected to own up to 17 percent.

The merger is projected to generate approximately $21 million in annual cash savings realized within 12 months of transaction close, according to the companies. The combined entity will be internally managed, with external asset and property management functions to be performed by AR Global. Internalizing management is expected to result in approximately $54 million in annual cash savings.

Headquartered in New York City, Global Net Lease is a publicly traded REIT that focuses on commercial properties with an emphasis on sale-leaseback transactions involving single tenant, mission critical income producing net-leased assets across the United States and in Europe.

The Necessity Retail REIT is a publicly traded REIT that acquires and manages a portfolio of single-tenant retail and open-air shopping center properties in the U.S.

Upon completion of the merger, the size of the GNL board of directors will be expanded to nine members, including the members of the current GNL board and three independent RTL directors. Current GNL CEO James Nelson and current RTL CEO Michael Weil will become co-CEOs. Weil will be the sole CEO upon Nelson’s retirement in April 2024. Sue Perrotty, GNL’s current independent chairperson, will remain in her position.

“The merger of Global Net Lease and The Necessity Retail REIT is an exceptional opportunity to build a premier global net lease portfolio with very attractive future prospects,” says Perrotty.

BMO Capital Markets Corp. provided financial advisement to GNL while Shapiro Sher provided legal counsel. Truist Securities was financial advisor to TRL and Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP provided legal counsel. The external manager was advised by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP.

The special committees of the boards of directors of both GNL and RTL unanimously approved the transaction. The sale is scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2023.

RTL’s stock price opened at $5.96 per share today, May 26, down from $7.81 one year ago. GNL’s stock price opened at $9.29 per share, down from $14.27 one year ago.

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Chesterfield, Mo. — Keystone Construction Co. has completed Hub Stl, a $4 million outdoor entertainment space at The District of St. Louis in Chesterfield, roughly 20 miles outside St. Louis. The District is devoted to live music, food and beverage concepts and retail space.

Construction on Hub Stl, which features a performance stage and viewing area with a 400-person capacity, began last fall. A large LED screen and sound and lighting system will be installed later this summer. The performance area will be encircled by local restaurants with patios, a brewery and beer garden. 4 Hands Brewing Co. is scheduled to open this summer and will occupy the anchor space with a 10,000-square-foot taproom. Hi-Pointe Drive-In, the brewery’s culinary partner, will operate a fast-casual dining concept within the space.

The Staenberg Group was the developer, and HDA Architects and O’Toole Design Associates served as the architects on the project.

Orlando, Fla. — Marcus & Millichap has arranged the $7.2 million sale of a single-tenant property located in Orlando. CVS/pharmacy occupies the 13,616-square-foot building on a net-lease basis. Ronnie Issenberg, Gabriel Britti and Ricardo Esteves of Marcus & Millichap represented the undisclosed seller in the transaction.


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Sunrise, Fla. — Dwight Mortgage Trust, an affiliate REIT of Dwight Capital, has provided a $12.8 million bridge loan for Pine Island Plaza, a 104,000-square-foot, grocery-anchored shopping center in Sunrise. The borrower was not disclosed. The South Florida shopping center comprises 21 tenants, including an unnamed national grocer that will open its doors in June.


Henrico and Midlothian, Va. — H.I.G. Realty Partners has purchased a shopping center portfolio for $110 million and formed a joint venture partnership with Rosenthal Properties and FarmViewVentures. Totaling 592,000 square feet, the portfolio includes Parham Plaza, Ridge Shopping Center and Staples Mill Square in Henrico, roughly 10 miles outside Richmond and Stonehenge Village Center in Midlothian, roughly 15 miles outside Richmond. The portfolio was approximately 95 percent leased at the time of sale to tenants including Wegmans, Walmart, The Fresh Market and Aldi. Todd Soloway, Danielle Schechner, Ari Tran, Benjamin Teig, Kyle Miller, Nicholas Ratsep, David Saltzman and Michael Kumar of Pryor Cashman represented H.I.G in connection with the acquisition and financing of the shopping centers.

Canton, Ga. — Acadia Realty Trust has received a $36 million loan for the refinancing of Canton Marketplace, a 335,445-square-foot shopping center in Canton, roughly 40 miles north of Atlanta. The property is 95 percent leased to tenants including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Best Buy, T.J. Maxx and pOpshelf. Mike Ryan, Brian Linnihan, Richard Henry and JP Cordeiro of CBRE secured the financing on behalf of Acadia through Voya Investment Management.


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